Album Review Format: Digital Stream
Band Name: Iami
Date of Release: 2015
Genre: Black Metal
Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw
Track listings: 1. Servant Of The Nothing 2. Der Astrale Ursprung (Tei II) 3. Gli Spiriti Del Bosco
Iami is a one man project from Brazil. Touted as ambient black metal, this 3 track ep is actually made up of cover songs by "dungeon synth" artists.
Trying to describe the sound included here was difficult until I realized that these songs made me think of low budget sci-fi and horror films. Mix equal parts of John Carpenter, and Tangerine Dream and you pretty much have the idea. These 3 instrumentals would be fantastic soundtrack songs for a sci-fi or horor film. Play these over speakers outside your door at Halloween time to set the mood for the trick or treaters.
Is it black metal, NO. Is it dark, YES. Is it ambient, very much so. It is enjoyable, and worth listening to, but not if you are in a kick ass, take names and hail the dark lord kind of black metal mood. Instead appreciate it in the right environment.
6 of 10 horns